People September 14, 2016 | 12:16 pm

Gildan recognizes 4,500 students for academic excellence

Santo Domingo.- Gildan, together with the Education Ministry,recognized more than 4,500 students by sponsoring schools program calledEducando.

Through the program, carried out for the eighth consecutiveyear, students benefit the towns of Guerra, Bayaguana, Boca Chica and BateyEsperanza, who obtained outstanding grades during the academic 2015-2016schoolyear.

All students sponsored in communities where Gildan ispresent received backpacks, notebooks, crayons, among other school supplies.

This initiative provides basics and incentives to studentsto enable them to initiate and successfully complete their school year, inaddition to promoting the active inclusion of parents in the education of theirchildren and encourage, through educational tools, a clean and safe schoolenvironment under the environmental education program, Eco-Schools.

"Today we celebrate with you that children surmountedthe barriers of our society, they gave their best to be an example in theirschools, in their homes, showing that Yes we Can," said Gildan country managerand director, engineer Freddy Barrantes,

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